India's oldest game jam returns this year with the India Game Developer Conference 2020!
The 15th edition of BYOG (2008-2020) will be a 48-hours jam, starting on the 30th of October and concluding on the 1st of November.
What is a BYOG?
BYOG (Build Your Own Game) is an annual game jam, where game developers all over the country come together to make a game within a limited amount of time over a combination of themes. Started in 2010, BYOGs are one of the oldest game jams organised every year in the Asian continent and have a rich history of identifying and encouraging game development talent from the country. Past winners have gone on to win multiple international awards, launch successful game development companies, and make amazing games and careers.
When & Where
Here, online on Itch.io!
There are a number of reasons why you should participate in the BYOG:
Format this year?
As promised, this year's BYOG comes with a BIG TWIST! Here's how the jam is structured for this year:
1. Round One (30th Oct - 1st Nov): Free-for-all 48-hour Game Jam. The jury picks 10 winners from this round.
2. Round Two (5th Nov - 8th Nov): The winners from last round get to improve their game based on the feedback and submit for re-evaluation. The jury will pick 3 winners from this round.
All the winners from Round One get exciting prizes but if you end up winning the 2nd round, you get an additional BIG FAT prize!
This year, we've managed to get some of the industry experts to be the Jury and they are going to play all the games and judge them on the following criteria:
Come over to the Discord to find jammers who would want to team up!
Our sponsors and supporters
# Do we have to register as a team or as an individual for BYOG?
You need to have a valid Itch.io ID and should have signed up for the jam before the submission is due. Only one individual in the team needs to have joined the jam. It will be useful to have other members on itch.io as you can add them to your submitted game as contributors.
# Do I need to be on the discord?
All communication during the jam will be via the discord channel #byog on https://discord.gamedev.in. So yes, you need to be there.
# What is the maximum number of members that I can have in my team?
You can participate solo or in a team, maximum of 5 members in it.
# Can I submit multiple entries to the jam?
Yes, you can submit as many entries to the jam as you want.
# Can I use assets from asset stores or code or other assets I've created before?
Yes, you can use open source art or previously created assets (art, music and code etc) for this jam or assets from the many asset stores out there. You can use anything that you legally have the right to use to make a game for this jam.
# How will you let us know if we have won?
You are required to share your discord username along with your submission, we will reach out to you via #byog on https://discord.gamedev.in on discord.
# What is the last date for joining the BYOG?
We recommend joining the jam before it starts! But you can join the jam anytime before it ends on November 1st 2020 at 6:00 PM
# Will we have public voting this year?
There will be no public voting this year! The jury (TBA) will play and evaluate the game in order to find out the winners.
# Can I see games made in previous BYOG?
BYOG 2018 submissions and results can be viewed here - https://itch.io/jam/byog-2018
BYOG 2019 submissions and results can be viewed here - https://itch.io/jam/byog-2019